byauthor unknown. Publication info - London: Printed for E. Rayner, 1732.
Three years after they were wed, Catherine Weld brought a suit against her husband Edward to dissolve their marriage because he was not able to consummate it. A series of witnesses testified that Edward had told them he was impotent, and three experienced midwives testified that Catherine was a virgin. The judge, however, based his decision to sustain the marriage on the testimony of two doctors who said they had cured Edward and were sure he could have sex. The word "libel" in the... Topics: impotence, annulment, testimony